Table of Contents
- 1 What can a smooth ER be compared to in real life?
- 2 What does a endoplasmic reticulum relate to in real life?
- 3 Why does the smooth endoplasmic reticulum have a rough appearance?
- 4 Is the endoplasmic reticulum found in both animal and plant cells?
- 5 Why is the reticulum called the ” rough ” part of the body?
What can a smooth ER be compared to in real life?
The smooth ER is like a school bus because it transports proteins, just like buses transports students to and from school.
What does a endoplasmic reticulum relate to in real life?
The endoplasmic reticulum is like the highway system because the cell uses the endoplasmic reticulum to move material throughout the cell like people use highways to move throughout the country.
What would the rough ER be in a school?
The rough ER is responsible for moving protein and other carbohydrates to the Golgi Bodies. Just like the Hall is a way to transports students around the school.
Why does the smooth endoplasmic reticulum have a rough appearance?
When proteins are destined to be part of the cell membrane or exported from the cell, the ribosomes assembling them attach to the endoplasmic reticulum, giving it a rough appearance. Smooth endoplasmic reticulum lacks ribosomes and helps synthesize and concentrate various substances needed by the cell.
Is the endoplasmic reticulum found in both animal and plant cells?
Endoplasmic reticulum is an organelle found in both eukaryotic animal and plant cells. It often appears as two interconnected sub-compartments, namely rough ER and smooth ER. Both types consist of membrane enclosed, interconnected flattened tubes.
Why are ribosomes on the rough endoplasmic reticulum important?
Ribosomes on the rough endoplasmic reticulum are called ‘membrane bound’ and are responsible for the assembly of many proteins. This process is called translation. Certain cells of the pancreas and digestive tract produce a high volume of protein as enzymes. Many of the proteins are produced in quantity in the cells of the pancreas and
Why is the reticulum called the ” rough ” part of the body?
Rough ER (RER) is involved in some protein production, protein folding, quality control and despatch. It is called ‘rough’ because it is studded with ribosomes Smooth E R (SER) is associated with the production and metabolism of fats and steroid hormones.